Arts and cultural heritage law research nonprofit.



Masha Rasner, President

Masha Rasner is a contractor for the U.S. Department of State where she works on human rights and democracy issues. Having spent over 15 years in international development, she has lived and worked abroad, including a stint in journalism. Her education is in foreign affairs, international law, and comparative literature. 

Olya Gurevich, Secretary

Olya Gurevich is a linguist turned technologist. She is currently Co-founder and Chief Scientist at, a San Francisco-based startup aiming to bring artificial intelligence to the analysis of political messaging and propaganda. In the past, she’s been a data scientist and manager at Apple, Microsoft, and several startups. She has a long-standing interest in bringing insights from humanities into technology, as well as reconciling academic research and industry.

Irina Tarsis, Esq., Treasurer and Managing Director

Irina Tarsis is an art historian and a practicing attorney in New York. She earned her Masters Degree in Art History from Harvard University and her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (NY). In 2012, she took over what is today Center for Art Law and made it a sustainable non-profit. A member of bar associations in New York, she also personally contributes to scholarship through regular publications and lectures on various topics, including resale royalty rights, due diligence in provenance research, and fair use issues affecting visual arts. 


Center for Art Law relies on the generosity of its supporters to pursue our research and education mission. Major supporters of 2018 include:

Abigail Carroll

Burton Fendelman

Hobart Associates

Harry Martin

Flora Midwood

Christopher Robinson

Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving

Mikhail Zeldovich

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